"Down In The Valley" [Chromatic]

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down in the valley in text tab

  • "Tabs" (or Tablature) defined- Tabs are a simplified way to notate harmonica solos, harmonica parts, melodies and songs, without having to formally read music. Directly below is an example of our tab system. Additional general info about "tabs" is found on the Tabs main page.

    The Harmonica Lessons.com tab system
    The chromatic harmonica "text tab" system.

  • Use a standard 10, 12, or 16 hole chromatic harmonica- These songs require a standard 10, 12, or 16 hole chromatic harmonica, preferably in the key of "C". These tabs are written specifically for this type of harmonica, other types like diatonics, won't work. Chromatic harmonicas can be purchased through the Buy Harmonicas page at our Store.

  • Middle "C"- The tab below is for all standard 10 and 12 hole chromatics in the key of "C". Hole 1 blow on these instruments will be middle "C". Regardless of hole numbering, for all standard 16 hole chromatics in the key of "C", the fifth hole from the botton blow note will be middle "C". So, if the tab states to play a "1B", the equivalent note on the the 16 hole chromatic would be the fifth hole from the botton blow note. Therefore, you will need to adjust the tabs accordingly if playing a 16 hole chromatic.

The timing for the tabs is not included, but is important. If you don't know the harmonica part or melody well, the notes may be correct, but without proper timing, the song may be hard to recognize.

If you would like the complete music for piano (or guitar) with chords and timing included, you can visit our Store for song, tab, and "fake" books that include numerous artists and styles of music.

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